Today Fastcase and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft are announcing a partnership which will enhance the content available to “Cadwalader Cabinet” subscribers. The “Cadwalader Cabinet “is an integrated legal research and intelligence service for financial services lawyers and compliance professionals. It provides news, workflow tools and a collection of over 250,000 documents. It was created over a decade ago to provide market-leading regulatory expertise to financial institutions, regulators, academics, and law firms. The 17,000 subscribers to the Cabinet newsletter and platform will have access to additional primary law content and alerts including access to cases from the Fastcase platform.  According to the press release, Cabinet content includes…
Leading Financial Regulatory Platform Adds Largest Law Library and Legal Research Database   New York, NY and Washington, DC – (July 14, 2020) Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and Fastcase today announced a partnership to enrich content for the Cadwalader Cabinet, the leading research and intelligence platform providing analysis of U.S. financial regulation.   This collaboration significantly enhances the Cabinet’s offerings by providing its newsletter and subscription platform users with additional primary law content and alerts, including custom links to view full case law from Fastcase’s legal research library, the world’s largest online law library. Cabinet content is curated and commentary…
Ever since its 2008 launch by the law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, the Cadwalader Cabinet has been recognized as an innovative and practical research and intelligence platform for news and analysis of U.S. financial regulation. Now, a content partnership between Cadwalader and legal research company Fastcase promises to make the platform even more useful to its subscribers, by providing direct links from Cabinet content to primary case law. Through the partnership, which Cadwalader and Fastcase are announcing today, the content available to those who subscribe to the Cabinet platform or newsletter will include custom links that will enable…
Ed Sohn, a veteran managed services executive who last year joined EY Law when it acquired Pangea3 from Thomson Reuters, has now joined Factor, the managed services company that spun off last year from legal services company Axiom, where he will serve as its head of solutions. After starting out as an attorney with King & Spalding in Atlanta, Sohn spent seven years as an executive with Pangea3, the company that pioneered legal managed services and that Thomson Reuters acquired in 2010. Last year, when Thomson Reuters sold Pangea3 to global Big Four professional services firm…
A survey of private equity firms in the U.S. and U.K. finds that a softening market for M&As and fundraising, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, is causing them to scrutinize their external legal spend more carefully than ever before. But even as this occurs, many of these firms still lack legal spend management technology and instead still collate and analyze legal spend data manually in Excel. The survey, commissioned by the spend tracking, management and analysis company Apperio and conducted by the independent research firm Coleman Parkes, polled 100 senior in-house legal professionals at U.S. and U.K. private equity…
Momentum for regulatory reform continues to build this summer, as states across the country move forward with groundbreaking experiments to expand the delivery of legal services—with the potential to make them more accessible and affordable for all. This being said, we cannot take any of the progress being made for granted, or get comfortable thinking regulatory reform is an inevitability. Change on the scale needed to better ensure access to justice should not be thought to be guaranteed—it requires hard work and dedication now and tomorrow from as many supporters as possible. We are living in unprecedented times. As many…
Among the lessons for law firms that came out of the recession of 2008 was that diversity and inclusion initiatives suffer during an economic downturn, says Bryan Parker, chief executive officer of alternative legal services provider Legal Innovators. It took a decade before the numbers of Black and LatinX attorneys at large law firms returned to pre-recession levels, Parker told me. “We are committed to working with leaders in the law to address diversity and inclusion at every stage of the talent recruitment and development process, to ensure this doesn’t happen again.” Last December, I wrote about the…
Yesterday kicked off the 2020 annual conference of the American Association of Law Libraries, which runs all this week through Friday. It is the AALL’s first virtual conference, and it comes at a time when legal information professionals, like so many in the legal profession, face challenges and uncertainty on multiple fronts. Recent years have seen an unprecedented surge in the use of technology and artificial intelligence within the legal profession, and most agree the pandemic will only further accelerate that surge. What does that mean for the future of the law librarian? In my opinion, technology will not…
From : Blog Entry>>Don’s Blog EntryTiming is everything.  Bill Gross, the Pasadena, California based serial entrepreneur who has invested in dozens of start-ups, including X1 Discovery, the popular enterprise search software, says that the number one predictor of a technology company’s success is neither financial capital, the founders’ talent, the business model nor cutting-edge intellectual property.  The biggest success factor for a new product or service is timing. Microsoft 365’s eDiscovery capabilities may have hit the timing [More]
Many people are now looking for lawyers who provide online appointments. How would someone know if your law firm offers those? Google has quietly released a new feature (an attribute) that allows lawyers to add online appointment availability to your Google My Business listing. It is a quick process if you have previously set up Google My Business. As a blog post from Custom Legal Marketing explained: Since the COVID-19 measures went into place in March, many law firms started offering online consultations and appointments. With the new Online Appointments attribute, prospects don’t have to visit your website to know…
From : Blog Entry>>Jack’s Blog Entry“How Much of What is Being Defined Now Becomes the New Normal as a Result of the Worldwide Pandemic Changes? In the best interest of answering the question above, three leading experts from Corporate Law Departments focusing on technology, operations, and support were queried for their opinions to share: “I think it is just going to accelerate the changes that were already underway. That seems to be the way of the world – things happen slowly and then all at once. There was already a slow shift [More]
Our Lawyer Spotlight series highlights Illinois lawyers who are demonstrating the ideals of professionalism in their daily lives. These attorneys are teaching us how to adapt and thrive in the changing legal environment. Shekar Jayaraman is the Principal Attorney at Jayaraman Law, LLC, where his practice focuses on civil, commercial, and real estate litigation; business formation and corporate governance; and estate planning and probate. How is Jayaraman Law adapting to the changing work environment? At Jayaraman Law, even prior to COVID-19, we considered ourselves to be a very “tech-forward” law firm. We have always taken pride in allowing clients to…
Here’s one that gets a bit meta. Back in November 2017, LawNext host Bob Ambrogi spoke at BYU Law School about a lawyer’s ethical duty to be technologically competent. The talk prompted the school to explore ways it could help students improve their technological abilities. What resulted was the school’s Legal Technology Initiative, a multi-pronged program to provide law students with technology training and assessment. Initially overseen by Shawn Nevers, deputy director of the law library, BYU this year brought on Tina Wilder, a former practicing lawyer, as an assistant law librarian to assist Nevers and take the…
IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver, announced today that Scott Bales, its Executive Director, will step down effective July 31, 2020. Bales said he has been honored to lead IAALS over this past year but has concluded that IAALS will benefit by having an Executive Director who resides in Denver, which his family circumstances preclude. Bales retired from Arizona’s Supreme Court in 2019 and has been commuting between his home in Arizona and the IAALS office on DU’s campus. “Working with the tremendous team at IAALS to improve our…
Earlier today, I reported on the motion to dismiss filed by ROSS Intelligence in a lawsuit filed against it by Thomson Reuters. Now, a TR spokesperson has issued a statement in response to the motion. Here is the statement: “Nowhere does ROSS deny that it surreptitiously stole content from Westlaw. It did this without our consent to build its competing product. The stolen content included far more than just caselaw: It was the highly creative and original copyrighted work of Westlaw’s thousands of attorney-editors, which includes our proprietary commentary, analysis, and organizational system. ROSS’ persistence to gain access to Westlaw,…